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power and martial art strength, not only he is protect arizona and louisiana at the same time. it's unfair for us to expect him to and ridiculous for him to try. so for one night only we put steven seagal on the rediculist. tonight, russell brand. the comic cuts up over his wife, katy perry. >> i'm married now. she'll smash my head in. >> fesses up. >> i was almost an olympian heterosexual. >> larry: opens up about drugs an drinking. >> watch out for drugs. >> hold on, watch out, russell brand roars!
right now on ""larry king live."" comedian, actor, best-selling author. his new book is bookie wook 2. this time it's personal. he's also a newlywed. you're not cirrus sell yet? >> there's an inevitably. >> larry: some day you would be. >> there's a gravity pulling me towards a knight hood. >> larry: this time it's personal. what's the difference from this time to the first time. >> i was being wry. because my first was an i want mate portrait of my troubled and difficult childhood with drug addiction, all manner of abuse and arrests and mild criminality and vagrancy.
and it's the tag line on the sequel, "this time it's personal" rather undercuts the intimacy of the initial volume. >> larry: i think i understand that. >> it's english. >> larry: was it difficult? was it indeed cathartic to write this? you hike that word? >> yes, i did. there's dealing with the addiction and the pain. this book is more about celebrity and the nature of fame like how surprising it is when you become famous that it's not how it looks from the outside. >> larry: meaning? >> what i think, larry, is we live in a culture that's spell bound and enchanted by fame and it's used as a distraction for more significant and important issues. you're part of the spespectacle, it's fascinating. great to have a lot of money and be on the larry king show, that's brilliant. a lot of it you think that's peculiar peculiar.
there's important things happening and we're used as diversion. it's interesting. >> larry: you feel like a thing. >> i think you object if 're object iffed by fame. they simplify you. he's a womanizer or a cad or a troublemaker. they use you and they remove knew answers. someone said to me, the brilliant filmmaker, albert mazors said tyranny is the removal of nuances. they remove the grey area. it's complicated, not so simple as republican, democrat, good, evil. we live in a culture to reduce those things and make us passive consumers. >> larry: do you enjoy fame? >> some bits are, aren't they? when i was single, i got to meet a lot of girls. >> larry: you were heterosexual. >> i was almost an olympian heterosexual. i committed to it. i was out there training, doing the 100-yard dash. i wassing there before hitler
proving that he was wrong. but with my trousers down. jesse owens would never have done. >> larry: how many women do you estimate you have bed? >> i don't know, i don't like to put a number on it because it makes me look like a sexist chauvinist pig. also, i'm married now, and she would smash my head in. she's like, you're married, aren't you, shawn, your wife. i spoke to her on the phone before i came here. that's genuinely a fact, i did speak to larry's wife on the phone. you must not have the kind of control you have in the program in your house because she's a strong woman, huh? >> larry: yes, very. yours too. >> i live under a thumb. i seek -- >> larry: how did you meet katy? how did you meet her? >> there's an inevitably to meet her. >> larry: what do you mean? >> so happy i met her. falling in love is the most spectacular and extraordinary things in the world. the rest of the world is yeah, we heard it. it's a very normal romance. >> larry: what happens to you,
you know it. >> amazing. >> larry: have you ever been in love? >> evidently not. this is different for me. she's like a mate. >> larry: how did you meet? >> the mtv awards. i was hosting the mtv awards in radio city, new york. i was showing off trying to impress people and being funny in that. i was showing off. i looked at the trajectory using my knowledge of geometry. and i looked out and katie perry's right arm. it's good that she threw that accurately at that distance. a woman with an arm that strong i have to have in marriage. >> larry: she threw a bottle at you? for what purpose? >> i think it was attention speaking. a civil rights protest between two people. >> larry: what did she say? did you ask her? >> i tried to assimilate it in everyday life. i wanted to act like i've been
ruffled, undermined by this act. so, a bottle striking me on the head, reminds me back in england, the queen's country where the riots are endless, where they're campaigning for something, normally more socialism. >> larry: you never said to her, why did you strike me with the bottle. >> never asked her. i think it was evident to punctuate the slew of ordinary encounters i was having, giggling, chuckling women, the sweet scent of them, the pinkness of their cheeks, their rich coffee color depending on the hue of the day. >> larry: when did you fall? love? >> immediately, i think. >> larry: her too? >> well -- >> larry: when it happens, you can't believe it. >> i think it's a phenomenal thing. >> larry: always a shock. >> i like the acknowledgment of love between two people registers it capacity for all of us to love one another.
it makes me feel more abundant love for all people. this is what we should be building our culture around. it's very difficult to build an economic system around love, it's better than building one around greed. >> larry: why bookie wook? >> i'm childish. also, though. >> larry: it could be a children's book. >> and shepherd ferry, the great artist. he'd done that. ain't he brilliant. i call it "bookie wook," it's childish and there was that madness. i said i'll call it my bookie wook to undercut it. and the novel "clockwork orange" the protagonist addict speaks like -- my booky wooks and eggy weggs. it's like a white noise you don't really listen. an oil spill or murder.
a lifetime achievement award or whatever it is. it's a white noise of language. if you disrupt language by -- >> larry: booky wook, it's silly and childish. it interrupts you. >> how early did addiction begin? >> some people think addiction is inherent. i used to eat too much chocolate or get involved in self-harming and then like as soon as i found drug, it was a medicinal relief, immediately an antiseptic. >> larry: how old were you? >> was a junky by 19. it came in episodes and lucky that the government issued leaflet. it starts with marijuana and ends in cocaine and crack and heroin. it's like watch out for drugs, they're terrible. it's like reefer madness. a warming from the government. and i'm a liberal-minded ja. >> larry: but you didn't lose, obviously -- how did you get off of them?
>> oh, i went to rehabilitation facility. and there are many, thank god, fellowships now where people -- >> larry: in brooklyn? >> everywhere in the world. >> larry: where was yours? >> yeah, they pack you off there for these months, not allowed any drugs, any at all. it's tricky. they give you -- they're not joking around. at the beginning, they have sleeping pills. when you come off of heroin, it's ever so difficult to get to street. that's where the phrase kick the habits. your legs go kicky. they give you a sleeping pill. because i was a junky, i would take the sleeping pill at 3:00 in the afternoon. if you stay awake on the sleeping pill, it's drowsy. >> larry: and you beat it, though? >> one day. >> larry: and every temptation to go back? >> of course, i think addiction is something you have to be careful of. >> larry: daily? >> one day at a time. the only way to beat addiction. one day -- it's about me not taking drugs or drinking alcohol today. i've got my three delicious larry king beverages here.
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>> larry: the new book "bookie wook." an honor for you to be here. >> great to be here. remember i'm english. any situation where politeness comes up. i have to be most polite. if you're polite, i have to be -- >> larry: i'm polite. >> i will be more polite. i love your set and i -- i recognize your country is no longer a colony. i tip my hat. well done with the boston tea party. but these new tea parties, i'm not so sure of. >> larry: tell me about katy perry. first, what is she really like? >> very smart, determined, clever. shoots from the hip and from the heart. >> larry: are you an admirer of her talent?
>> yeah, i saw her at the performance at the ama's , she's phenomenal. that's exciting about fame or showmen -- showwomen. when she's performing, she's like, oh, my word, she's phenomenal. a great voice, her dances, she's a great entertainer. aside from that, she's a laugh, a normal person, easy to hang out with. the most normal relationship i've ever had probably because there's just one of her. >> larry: how did you propose? >> midnight, new year's eve, in india. the blue moon hung in the sky. >> larry: you're giving me -- >> romance and comedy are serious things. like once in a blue moon. we ate together in a garland tent. floral garlands. >> larry: what were you doing there? >> i took her there to ask her to marry me? >> larry: took her to india? >> just -- >> larry: why didn't you ask her in britain or hollywood? >> why would you do that?
the india or the spirituality where you can see god in people's eyes. >> larry: did she ask? >> she asked a lot of question. i just got the chloroform over her mouth, back to the suitcase, and off we go. >> larry: good thinking, russell. >> like pirates, vagabonds. >> larry: midnight, new year's eve. >> everything sounds like news when you do it. everything sounds like current affairs. your gravity must sound wonderful. cooking eggs would have gravitas. >> larry: new year's eve? >> so the thing was, it was full of all sort of -- i made it -- i wanted it to be all grand and flowers and lit torches where we walked down the pathway. gentlemen in turbans. we mount an elephant and it took us off to a clearing. midnight new year's eve, there's a lot of fireworks going off. on the back of the elephant. elephants don't like fireworks. >> larry: didn't know that. >> learning experience.
>> larry: they do? >> they recoil in horror. >> larry: did you fall off? >> i didn't want to undermine the romance situation. don't worry, dear, it's all part of the experience. just relax. just held her hand tightly. >> larry: side-by-side. >> one elephant. >> larry: does she think at this point you're a little weird. >> i imagine so. >> larry: she's in love. there's a blue moon, there's an elephant. a lot going on. difficult to think. >> larry: how did you say it? >> we get off of the elephant sharpish because things are going wrong. we walk in a clearance. and suddenly the grandiosity and the gestures and the magic melted away into the simplicity of a moment between the two people when you realize there's a kind of -- it was very, very emotional. in a way, asking someone to marry you is just saying a thing -- it's like saying a thing like -- you have to apologize or you have to be arrested and it was
him, they weren't my drugs. but there was a sincerity and it was -- it felt like an oath. that's why i take the institution of marriage very seriously and the presence of god seriously. >> larry: did you say will you marry me? >> i said it all quiet. my voice went strange. >> larry: say it again. >> i can't say it to you. what if it's legally binding. what a way to go off? your last month, larry king, a civil rights partnership with former junky mad man, russell brand. let's try it. >> larry: that would be a story. let's see your ring. >> this is your ring. let me see your wedding ring. >> larry: i can't take mine off. yours looks like -- it's a beautiful ring but it looks like on the female side. >> we have the same rings. you can't say to a woman, i don't like your wedding ring. it's too feminine. i'll get smack in the mouth. it's like houdini's foreskin.
look -- >> larry: houdini's foreskin. that's sick. that's sick. okay, i'll wear this the rest of the show we wear this and we exchange. >> we go back to each other's wives and live double wives. i'm with yours, you're with mine. will anyone notice? they'll notice, that's for damn sure as mustard. >> larry: the book is it "booky wook 2" i can't wait to read it. we'll be right back.
screw you, russell. stick to uk politics and keep out of u.s. politics. i like that he thinks i'm kind of like a political tv broadcaster. but i'm larry king running amock amock. >> larry: if you just joined us, we're wearing each others rings for some preposterous reason. >> who dare judge us. >> larry: damn --
>> damn them all. >> larry: russell brand is our guest. you sized up he's not bill clinton. the book is "booky wook 2," this time it's personal. katy described your looks as a combination of charles manson, jesus, jim morrison, plus a little bit of elvis. >> i'm happy with that. except charles manson. >> larry: a little rough. i knew jim morrison. you do look like jim morrison. >> thanks. >> larry: he was maybe the handsomest man ever. >> i'm holding it there. just run this here. this is breaking news. you're saying i look like the handsomest man ever. my, god, if i wasn't already wearing your wedding ring, i would be requesting it now. that's the nicest thing anyone has ever said. >> larry: you live in new york?
>> yeah. >> how do you combine juggling careers? you, actor, comedian. she, a singer, fame renown. why am i talking like this? >> brilliant. because she works a lot. i work a lot, all over the place. have to combine our schedules, not try to leave each other apart too long. we have ten days apart, we work it out so we can see each other. see her this morning, tomorrow. it works out. >> larry: do you want children? >> i'm going to be cool about it and say i don't want children because they make me weak. people go weak when they got your children. a mel gibson film, my kids would be gone at in time at all. but i love them, the little fellas, all wry, full of innocence, beauty. >> larry: do you think you would be a good father? >> i think so, mate, because i really like fun and i engage
with other people's children well. i don't know about that discipline and telling them to do that. when i see children doing stuff, i say that looks like a laugh. >> larry: you would not be a disciplinarian. >> might harm them or be potentially illegal. >> larry: potentially illegal? oh i would carry with me a copy of the constitution of the united states. i would say, the right to bear arms, yeah, that's there. carry on. >> larry: so, now, what are you now, russell? writer? standup comedian? actor? all of the above. >> comedian primarily. whatever i do, i try to infuse it with comedy. >> larry: do you do a standup act? >> that's my favorite thing. you're there with the audience. you look into their eyes, hear them laughing, you get away with saying crazy stuff. you can slowly build consensus. >> larry: are you like a british robin williams. a stream of consciousness. >> i love that robin williams, so, yes. he's a genius. now jim morrison and robin williams.
unless i got jim morrison's drug habit and robin williams' body hair. >> larry: don't need that. are you doing a remake of "arthur". >> i've done it in new york city. shaved and everything. >> larry: did you see the dudley moore film? >> i am. i'm ten miles away from where he's from. >> larry: alcohol is the theme of that film. >> yeah, but the thing is he's an idiot man child savant. alcoholism in the film "arthur" is not tragedy. if he didn't have a job and he was rich, why not get drunk. >> larry: it's for the whole movie. >> got nothing to do. if you're not addicted to alcohol and you haven't got a job and you are a billionaire, you might as well get drunk all day, right, bill gates? >> larry: now, since you're sober, was it hard to play drunk? >> what i done, right, larry, is i have bottles of booze and smell them all the time to get myself in the mood.
all right, this is a tequila scene. i would have a smell of tequila or scotch or whatever. it's easy if you drink all the time. it's easy to remember. i used to drink a lot of stuff, so i a lot of memory for being drunk. i think i spent 15 years drunk. >> larry: 15 drunks. >> ever so drunk, drunk, crack, heroin, the works. >> larry: i'll talk about the womanizing in a minute. >> okay. >> larry: the book is it "booky wook 2," russell brand who's married the wonderful katy. >> lovely woman. >> larry: lovely woman. we'll be right back.
there is no other warrior about. misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. >> larry: we're back with russell brand. the book is "booky wook 2," i'll get back to the wedding first. but let's go pre-the wedding. as -- have you ever been in love? >> i get emotionally affected but love has an element of duty and commitment. but i used to get infatuated or excited but no one i could be mate with her for ages and ages. there was something distinct about katy and i was ready to meet someone. >> larry: in the bock you say -- >> don't quote scripture. this isn't plugged in. this is just a robot's ice cream.
>> larry: our staff psychiatrist dr. haldanish is on call today. >> get him here. i'm ready for the couch. >> larry: you're an olympian under the sheets. you were fantastic, right? you were a good lover. >> i tried hard, larry. it requires chemistry. proper good love making. you can't do it with a table, unless it's a hell of a table. but committed because of a ferocious deep love of femininity of women and anatomy. i love the aroma of a woman, the "scent of a woman" to quote dear al pacino. i love the variety. it got a bit much. if you're loose in a candy store for too long, you get diabetes. >> larry: did you wake up and not know who you were with? >> if you put name tags on them, that's offensive. >> larry: yeah, it is. >> often there was not just one, there were two.
>> larry: there were two? >> i was looking for the one. i was thorough. sometimes i would audition three or four at once. so occasionally, it was difficult to remember everybody's names. it would have been a bit impolite. you can't say see you later, sunny jim, me ole pat and brute. you run out of euphemisms and pet phrases. >> larry: you didn't have a type, you didn't say i liked tall blonds. >> they are nice. i'm inclusive. there was the element of if it was a bit yuck, or but it was repatience. but there was an element -- i see beauty in people. at that time, especially women now, now that i've found someone that i'm very, very happy with to be in a relationship, i feel this whim and also in men -- and i've got a ring on it, but it's like i'm aware of people's beauty. there was one element that it
was just an appetite for life and appreciation ed. >> larry: insatiable? >> someone insatiable? >> larry: the wedding not on an elephant? >> no, not going to involve them ever again. >> larry: were where were you marry? >> on the ground in india. >> larry: you got married in india. >> it's such a beautiful place. >> larry: describe the wedding. >> you look like it's a glowing map of the earth. but when you look at it up close, it's like you and your wife, shawn, have colored it in with pencils. what's going on, larry. >> larry: why are you doing this to us? >> this is our watergate. why are you doing this? >> larry: where did you get married? a synagogue in india or where? >> neither of us are jewish. >> larry: you'd be so different, you'd get married. >> synagogue or mosque but
there's only one god. a dog recognizes his master in any clothes, god is god, right? so we got married just outside. >> larry: outside. describe it. >> my wife will kill me. she said we're not spilling anymore information about the wedding. am i going to say larry king asked me? >> larry: who married you? it was a traditional wedding other than in india. it was katy's background is of course christian. so we were very respectful. >> larry: a minister? >> i don't know much about the old religion. i know much about god. i'm sure he wasn't a chef or a passer by or a tiger. >> larry: is it hard if you're not religious and she is. >> i'm respectful of all religions and they're the same. the thing i said, a dog will recognize his master in any clothing. >> larry: you believe in god. >> yes, yes, i believe very strongly in the presence of god in all of us. >> larry: he watches over you? >> i think he's present within us. i believe that strongly. >> larry: what happens when you
die? >> i hope when i die, it would be a big party. and a statue would be made and put it next to abraham lincoln. >> larry: in india? >> in india. >> larry: what's your father do? >> my dad, i didn't grow up with my dad. >> larry: just you and your mother. >> she was sick. i'm the only child of a single mother. i have a lot of attention. brilliant woman, brilliant woman, alive, healthy. >> larry: what does she make of her son's success? oh. >> she's proud of me. she was proud of me when i stopped taking drugs and getting arrested. massive breakthrough. now that i'm on larry king and doing well, she's proud. >> larry: the book, "booky wook 2," we'll be right back.ur edica. we just switched ourselves and we're happy we did. [ male announcer ] make the switch to an aarp® medicarerx plan, insured through unitedhealthcare. call now for a free information kit.
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>> lost a shoe. have you seen it anywhere? slightly small and it's obviously the opposite one. up, excuse me, misses, i lost a shoe like this one -- like this one's fellow. sort of the exact opposite, in fact orks fact, of that. not an evil version but the shoe for the other foot. >> my exboyfriend. >> yeah, i'm -- >> i know who you are, i'm very, very famous. >> yeah, i am, for my sins. >> larry: we're pack with russell brand. the book is "booky wook 2." are there photos.
>> offered us money to sell the photos. once you sell the photos of the wedding how can you say give us privacy. makes it look bad. >> larry: that's well. i salute you. this was posted to our facebook page. >> nice. >> larry: in the first book, you mentioned you were diagnosed with bipolar disorder? how did you cope? >> i was really angry then happy then furious then cheered up. >> larry: so glad you're cured. >> they tried to put me off in another new drug. >> larry: you think it was a misdiagnosis misdiagnosis? >> yeah, i feel all right now. i was taking 70 drugs and stuff. >> larry: how did you straighten out? >> three months to a drug rehabilitation. >> larry: what got you out mentally? >> you have to work on yourself, take your life. you have to find contact with a higher power. other people are more important than yourself and you have to devote your life to something meaningful.
once you do that, don't take drugs, don't take alcohol. you start to develop a program for living so i have a lot of support around me. >> larry: you show that support every day? >> i think so. it gives me the support for others. i'm glad to have that opportunity. good to have those. could succeed in other areas of life. we need to acknowledge the fraternity and similarities between us and forget the differences. >> larry: how many movies now? >> five, six. you can't remember the animated movies, one coming out of easter, i'm the easter bunny, imagine that. the symbol of fertility. me. the only animated character but me as the easter bunny. >> larry: what's the concept. >> the easter bunny doesn't want to be an easter bunny, he goes to hollywood and becomes a star. he's a lovely actor. he's funny. love him from england. that's good. arthur, that's coming out.
that's really, really good. and some other movies of which i'm proud and the great adam sandler. >> larry: he's genius. >> i love hip. he's a good bloke. he's straight up. he's a nice fellow. and incredibly talented. >> larry: but standup is your favorite. >> yes. >> larry: you're in contact with the audience. >> yes. >> larry: when you do a movie, is it hard to control him? >> i don't like saying the same things over and over. >> larry: how do you do with the script? >> it's boring. you sit in the caravan. you sit in there for ages. good -- it's better than selling ink cartridges for photo copy. i did that. or being a mailman. i was that for a while. that was bloody. >> larry: you were a mailman in britain? >> for a little while. i thought it would be more sex involved. i thought people going to people's doors that time of the morning, the housewives would be vulnerable. >> larry: it work? >> did you want an extra delivery. no one picked up on that.
it was innuendo ladened. would you like me to stamp that, do you have a heavy sack? >> larry: women open the door. >> dressing gowns, fag on -- cigarette in your language. just not interested. i was on drugs. >> larry: were you good? >> no, i used to steal the letters sometimes. >> larry: you stole letters? >> sometimes. >> larry: for what purpose? >> money. for christmas, people say -- sorry, people send money or maybe there's a pack annual, i like -- package, pop that in there. that's morally reprehensible. >> larry: i think illegal. >> i don't know about the law about that. maybe nicking letters as a mailman is all right as a christmas treat, a morale boosting measure. >> larry: especially if they don't give you a little christmas gift. >> where's that christmas tip? i'll take it myself. no cards for you. justice has been dealt here.
many questions about your hair. and posted on our facebook page. and tweeted things. tell us, everything, the secret of your hair style. how long does it take to do. what products do you -- these are things that fascinate the masses. >> well, we are all one. i, too, am fascinated by my hair. nikola, my mate from england. she does it. scrunches it up. put some nice understood lens in there. oils, potions, alchemy. she stands above me, summons the natural forces, and, bam, natural root lift. >> larry: daily? >> three, four, five times a day.
she's ever present. >> larry: how hard is it to manage? >> very much. put it there and just for the virility and look a little bit like ras putten. and then a woman will remind me that i look like charles manson. >> larry: he did have a hair like that. not a beard, but that hair. >> the main thing is not charles manson. it was that murderous rampage and the way he contributed to the ending of the '60s and the vietnam war. the way he looked was not that bad. except that swastika on his head. what was he thinking? what a crazy thing to do. >> larry: what do you make of your royalty getting engaged? >> well, i don't know about all of this, larry? what's going on? has he rushed into it? young william?
yeah, i mean, just some posh people are exchanging jewelry. i mean, how many of us do care? i don't know if it makes people happy, makes him happy. i met some of the royals. the queen, i met. >> larry: you met her? >> yeah. >> larry: in what circumstance? >> kinky circumstances. royal party before. she came past, oh, hello. and off she went. prince charles, the heir to the throne i met him a week ago. the pride of britain where courageous people are award in the presence of celebrities. after that, prince charles took off to a special room, prince charles with the duchess of camilla. i will show compromise and not be with the concept of hire ar call power structures. should i wait in line. should i wait in line. and, bang, like that. a collision. and then like an adhesive thrust in his head and then like i saw the moment in his eyes, oh, there's the controversial comedian. i better move on.
move the eyes like that. kept hold of his hands and didn't let go. stay and meet me and his wrists clicked a bit. made me feel bad. a little wrist click. like that. and then i felt all embarrassed and i ran away. oh, no, i made the future kings click. what about that. and then people went no, look, they're back there. they had to rush back in to the line. i'm so overwhelmed with the wrist clickery and hullabaloo. and shouted in her face what it was. she was so posh, it was indecipherable indecipherable. it was like a john cage sound poem. i couldn't understand what she was saying. >> we'll be right back. let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement insurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to 80% of your part b expenses.
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>> we've got to do something, we've got to do something before mother earth gets anymore hurt, we've got to do something. >> you don't sleep with another man's girlfriend. get out of here. there's a lot of bad stuff in the world today. >> yeah, this is a gift. it's been sad, trying to find a place where the children play and i'm going to let my soul
soar and the way i do that is through my music. so why don't you do something? >> why are you still here? why are you still here? >> larry: what do you think of royalty? >> i think that they're nice people and everything, but i just wonder, is it helpful to have a social structure that elevates certain individuals, whether it be royals or presidents or famous people. you threw that tea in the water and kicked up a big fuss. >> larry: we love royalty. >> you love them, buy souvenirs in our country, i don't know. have a king, have a queen, have a president, have a shah, have whatever you want. but really we need to work out structure that has more equality involved. >> larry: several facebook friends, you facebook? >> i like you're still wearing my wedding ring and you've sort of forgotten about it and you're wearing this incredibly glamourous pinky ring. >> larry: because it doesn't fit on my wedding finger. >> index finger, pinky finger, wedding finger and then there's this chiccy guy.
don't let him out of the cage. >> larry: okay. several want to know, how do you feel when katy makes out with other guys on music videos? >> well, as long as the videos are good and artistically warranted, no, i don't mind. it's her job, isn't it? she's a pop star. >> larry: you're not jealous? >> no, because i get the priv legislature of ledge of being married to a pop star. >> larry: do you say i'm with a pop star? >> i try not to say it outloud unless she thinks i'm nut. i'm married to a pop star. what? nothing. it's on your videos. >> larry: did you do an interview show? >> i had a show on mtv which is how i met the wonderful adam sandler. so, yeah. >> larry: who did you interview? >> like movie stars, i've done will ferrell, i've done christina aguilera, busta rhymes, tom cruise.
>> larry: what questioning tact would you take? >> say things that would freak them out a bit. like to will ferrell, if every time you got successful your wife's head got bigger, would you continue. >> larry: that's the question you would ask. >> he said he would. what if this process caused her pain, would you still pursue it and he went, damn you and he agreed he would allow his wife's head to inflate as long as he achieved success. >> larry: why did that show go off? >> i think because it was stupid. >> larry: we'll be back with our remaining moments with russell brand. the book is "bookie book 2."
>> larry: we have just a couple moments left. our senior executive producer wendy walker, author of the book "producer." >> yes. >> larry: of which you have a copy. >> what a fine book it is by wendy. and what a looker. mighty fine, too. the centerfold's good. >> larry: she handed you a note. can you explain what that was? >> it's friday, it's your birthday. you're 77 years old. happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to larry, boop boop bee doop, yea larry, you gorgeous man. you icon of current affairs. how can you be pursued or followed?
you are the news. if it hasn't been said in your voice, it didn't happen. happy birthday. to you. >> larry: i want to say i never get personal on this show, but i want to say something. i've interviewed many types of people. authors, directors, presidents and kings. and different people, awkward people and ordinary people, people in stress, people in happiness. but you are the first truly insane person i have ever met. >> truly insane in the membrane? >> larry: totally. and i love you for it. you are totally -- you are totally you. >> i appreciate this. >> larry: there is nothing false about you. and yet you are in show business. >> how have i achieved this peculiar dichotomy. i live in a world of plasticcy and yet there is authenticity. unbelievable. what's next, larry?